marathon, running

The Goal Race That Wasn’t

Last Sunday was supposed to be the day I ran my second goal race of the year: Budapest Marathon. But as I mentioned in the weeks coming up to the event, it wasn't looking likely that I would compete. So what actually happened in the end? I didn't run a marathon. But I did run something… Continue reading The Goal Race That Wasn’t

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marathon, running

Where to get discount running kit

“I know, I know” I tell my mother for the hundredth time, “I have a lot of running kit”. This conversation takes place every time I go to visit my parents, and inevitably have to sneak a pile of dirty lycra into their washing machine. And yes, I do have a lot of running kit.… Continue reading Where to get discount running kit

Mindfulness, running

Mindfulness: Falling for fall?

Summer has always been my favourite season, and so when Autumn arrives it can be easy to feel despondent. Whilst social media gets excited for crisp leaves, warm jumpers and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but I often struggle slightly- I think that's the thing with the British Summer- blink and you'll miss it.  That's why it can… Continue reading Mindfulness: Falling for fall?

Mindfulness, running

5 tips for anxious people

I’m having a bit of a rough time with my mood right now. I’ve suffered with depression and anxiety for a while now, and whilst I’ve generally got everything under control, it comes in peaks and troughs sometimes. Sometimes you can find a cause, and sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason for it, and the latter is the… Continue reading 5 tips for anxious people

Mindfulness, running

Monday Motivation: A Life Outside of Running

Morning! This week's motivation is courtesy of Ashley Higginson and Saucony. Ashley is a steeplechase runner who almost gave up on her sport completely. In the end, it turned out to be finding a life outside of running, and a sense of balance, that rekindled her fire.   https://youtu.be/fAkbqRqJ7Lg   This speaks to me a… Continue reading Monday Motivation: A Life Outside of Running